Centre of Attention

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Make no mistake, you are at the centre of God’s attention.

A remarkable quality about our reflection in a spherical mirror is that, no matter where the mirror might be placed, our eyes will always be in the dead centre of the mirror. Whether we hold the ball inches away or at arm’s length makes no difference. There is no escaping being at the centre of a spherical mirror when looking into it.

Just as you remain at the centre of a spherical mirror, so you remain at the centre of God’s attention, whether you are an atheist or a believer. God knows everything about you and sees all you do. He knows all this as if only you exist and all His infinite power is directed toward you.

As humans, we possess the ability to concentrate on only a few objects at a time, but our infinite God is not limited by time or space. He perfectly knows all things at all times. There is no place where you can hide from His sight. You can’t disappear into a crowd. No darkness is thick enough to block out His vision.

The undeniable truth is that you are far from perfect
His love is also focused on you. He sent His Son into the world to show the greatness of that love. In His life, the Lord Jesus glorified God by His perfect obedience which eventually led Him to the cross. In His death, He made a way for sinners to be saved from eternal punishment. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The same immense love that brought the Lord Jesus to the cross is now seeking out sinners to bring them to Himself. The way to enter into God’s favour forever is open to everyone because the blood shed on Calvary has the power to wash away every stain of sin the repentant sinner may have. “The blood of Jesus Christ [God’s] Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

Since He knows you so well, there is no sense in trying to pretend that you are not a sinner. It is probably true that you have done many good things in your life — acts of kindness, keeping the law, paying your taxes on time, loving your family, or many other acts that are praiseworthy — but the truth is that your heart has not been right before God. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart” (Jeremiah 17:9-10). The undeniable truth is that you are far from perfect; you have committed sin and are marked by God as a sinner. The God who sees all and knows all has said very clearly in His Word, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Because we are sinners, we all desperately need the Saviour. Through His work on the cross, the Lord Jesus has obtained the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life for all who turn to Him in faith. Once you are saved, He wants you to learn more of His love and live as His precious child. Make no mistake, you are at the centre of God’s attention. This same God, who knows all about you, wants you to come to Christ and to receive His wonderful gift of eternal life — eternal love.

Can you refuse His love and continue to live as if God were far off and Christ never died for you? Or will you turn to the God who loves you and gave His Son for you?

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